Anamika Khanna

Anamika Khanna
: 2004
: Kolkata
: Sonam Kapoor
: Forte, Trousseau

Anamika Khanna is a fashion designer based in Kolkata. The designer does not have any formal training. However, she is the first designer from India to launch an international label. In 2004, Khanna received nearly 2 million pounds of funding to launch her international label Ana-Mika, the first ever for an Indian designer. In 2005, the designer showcased her spring/summer collection at Wills India Fashion Week titled The Botanist. Khanna is also the Associate Design member of Fashion Design Council of India.

About the brand: Khanna uses traditional Indian and modern methods, including texturing with various embroideries. For example, Anamika's collection at the HDIL India Couture Weekin 2008. The collection was inspired from the drape of Indian dhoti that was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi. Fine cotton, chiffons, satins and georgettes were used for the collection. The line focussed on cuts, drapes and comfort instead of embellishments.